Thanks for reaching out to us. I think we’ve had a great relationship with MUMC going back about 25 years, when I first visited the church as a single guy. We’ve visited the church on the lake about 6 or 7 times over the years, watched the folks age (as we did and added two kids), but even in off season we’ve had great turn outs for our presentations. On top of which, the last couple of times, someone with a house on the Lake has hosted us for an extra day of R+R. Our work has changed somewhat over the years, even as we’ve remained residents of Kathmandu. I went from practicing doctor to hospital administrator and then twelve years ago got the chance to help found an organization that supports hospitals in very remote areas of the country. In the summer of 2016, I returned to working at my original hospital, Patan Hospital, which I’ve been really enjoying. There is now a medical school, so in addition to patient care, I’m teaching students.
Deirdre has maintained a steady presence in a community nutrition program, but that has gone up and down, based on how much home/child care she had to do. She’s now also come to Patan Hospital for part of her work.